After a While You Wonder (Paperback)

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In 1997, five former black Los Angeles police officers gather for lunch and begin reminiscing about their lives at the 77th Street Division during the 1960s. They remember the riots, the racism, and the discrimination. Two months before the Watts Riot of 1965, one of the officers, Carl Quincy "Q" Sanes, corroborated the testimony of a white officer who claimed the LAPD was racist. A few days after the conviction of O.J. Simpson in the civil suit for the wrongful death of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, the men realize that the racial volatility of the City of Angels is still prevalent after three decades. After a While You Wonder if things will ever change. "A thought-provoking, gripping, and graphic account of service as a black police officer in Los Angeles in the late 1950s and 1960s...There are touching moments as the main character develops relationships with people living in Watts that come to him for help and advice. You feel the slights and indignities endured by black officers who could not even use the shower in the station or ride in patrol cars with a white officer." - R.D. Moore, author, Chopper Caper Norman E. Edelen has been writing professionally since 1966, when he wrote educational films on black history. He was a writer for "Serendipity," a children's Saturday morning TV series that won an Emmy award; was writer and associate producer of "Preacher Man," a documentary nominated for an Emmy, and was co-writer-producer of the bicentennial special "The Greatest Story Never Told." The author lives in Southern California. Publisher's website: http: //
Product Details
ISBN: 9781631353505
ISBN-10: 1631353500
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Publication Date: October 9th, 2014
Pages: 296
Language: English